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Friday, July 11, 2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008: Talking In Tongues

Africa Beyond presents Talking In Tongues as part of the Mama Africa series:

Sunday, 13 July 2008, 18.00

Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre www.londonlitfest.com/events/talking-in-tongues

Admission: £7 (limited half price concessions available)

Africa Beyond (www.bbc.co.uk/africabeyond) (www.myspace.com/africabeyond) presents an evening at the Southbank Centre in celebration of the London Literature Festival.  'Talking In Tongues' brings together the finest London-based writers and performers of African origin incorporating poetry, spoken-word, music and dance.

After a sell-out show at the Africa Centre in February (www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LJlLty32D4), Africa Beyond favourites Breis (writer and hip-hop artist), Christina Oshunniyi (performer and choreographer) and Dele Sosimi (Afrobeat musician and musical director), will be performing their popular 'Ife' piece, a Yoruba-infused collaboration from the 'Translations' series.

Fresh from tours of his two solo poetry shows, Charlie Dark, (Attica Blues/Blacktronica) presents his new project 'The Bass Poet' a melting pot of lyricism, music and social commentary.

Poet and artist Ebele will showcase an extract from her innovative creative project 'WomaniFunkHerDeliQa', expressing her Igbo roots.

Also introducing Inua Ellams author of the critically acclaimed 'Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales' with a selection of new work.

Zimbabwean poet, and Africa Beyond curator, Sifundo, will host the evening.

N.B. Group booking discount: 20% off when booking 4 or more tickets for any Mama Africa event. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.